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A New York Times best-selling marriage book making a difference! More than one million copies sold!

Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, have already taken the Love & Respect message across America and are changing the way couples talk to, think about, and treat each other. What do you want for your marriage? Want some peace? Want to feel close? Want to feel valued? Want to experience marriage the way God intended? Then why not try some Love and Respect.

A wife has one driving need--to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need--to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy. Love & Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily, and biblically.

What readers say about Love & Respect

  • “I’ve been married 35 years and have not heard this taught.”
  • “This is the key that I have been missing.”
  • “You connected all the dots for me.”
  • “As a counselor, I have never been so excited about any material.”
  • “You’re on to something huge here.”

Partner Love & Respect with the Love & Respect Workbook for Couples, Individuals, and Groups for an added experience. Love & Respect is also available in Spanish, Amor y Respeto.

©2015 Emerson Eggerichs (P)2015 Thomas Nelson

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A contesting for a healthy marriage

The simplicity of this book will leave you dumbfounded as to why this BASIC truth is not being taught from every pulpit in the country. I will continue to reread this book and pass it down to my children when they come of age

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The best relashionship book ever!!

I have always thought about what Paul wrote about love &I respect, but never realm understood why my husband so needs my respect. While I felt misunderstood and unloved. I've read and shared with my husband. I am respecting him and seeing how he is respected and respectful. Thanks.

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This book is a marriage saver!

We are not strictly Christian, but the overall message still worked miracles for us. Don't let the religious nature of the book turn you off if you are not a follower. If you are really ready to do anything to save your marriage, read this book.

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Invaluable Tools - Heaavy on Religion

What did you like best about this story?

Everything that people are saying about the book is true. Love Emerson's voice, love the advice, can't wait to put it into use. In fact I have started following the advice and already see some change. Now I just need my boyfriend to read the book and hopefully see some major improvements in our relationship.

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I am not a religious person, in fact I do not believe in God. When the book first started, I rolled my eyes every time he mentioned the Bible (he quotes scripture throughout). I guess I did not realize he is a pastor. I had to reframe my thinking to get through the book, so when he mentioned the Bible I thought, "The book of morals, the book of morals!" Because that's what the Bible is, essentially, a guide to the right (righteous)/moral way to live. If you are also non-religious, I suggest skipping the last hour (Audible chapters 28-30, book chapter 23). These chapters are simply telling you, the listener, to follow his guide because the Lord commands you based on his interpretation of the Bible. This does not help me.

Otherwise, the book was great. If you are an ultra FEMINIST, you must listen with a very open mind and take from it what you'd like. I am a feminist myself, but do believe that men and woman are built differently and have very different needs. This book definitely opened my eyes to how a man thinks. He described how I think and how my boyfriend thinks to a T. Religious, feminist, or not, I think everyone should hear his message.

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Life changing potential for sure.

Where does Love and Respect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Since it has helped my wife and I in the beginning of our marriage make it past a very difficult time I'd have to rate it number 2. Only second to the Bible that the principles the content is based on is number one I'll have to say.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love and Respect?

When he speaks of the "Crazy cycle" that's spot on. Using a Biblical solution is the key to my trusting what he said in the first place.

What does Emerson Eggerichs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He's expressive in his voice and intonations.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The books name is good enough.

Any additional comments?

I've spoke to quite a few men with long term marriages since reading this book. The principle of "Love and Respect" is invariably at play in each of them in some form or another.

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Helpful. Glad I bought it. Some reservations.

Overall I'm glad I bought this book. My wife and I have a great marriage and almost never fight or get into tiffs, so I was reluctant to buy because most marriage books are slanted toward those considering divorce.

Overall I felt this was true from a male perspective and it was very refreshing to read a marriage book that didn't make all guys out to be horrible sinning savage beasts.

However, there were two things I think could be improved.

First, I think it maybe went a bit too far in the way it explained how the woman should respect the man's decisions for the family. My wife felt afraid to even voice her opinion anymore until I told her to just stop being so respectful and be herself like she usually is. She is always very good to me so I think this book made her feel like she wasn't doing a good job and needed to change something.

Second, I wish there were far more specific ideas of things I could do to show love for my wife. I get the concept and I tell my wife I love her all the time. Just wish there were lots of creative ideas in this book to get me thinking.

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mrlove

great! wonderful tool to grow in a marriage Awesome book no more crazy cycle man

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Probably Single but inspired!!

I am not married. Not even sure if I still have a girlfriend LOL. The beginning of this book made me mad as it list the different arguments between couples. Yet I find myself inspired by this book. How differently my life would have been had I read it earlier. Wow... I might have been married by now. Maybe. At least it seems like I'd have a fighting chance with this book by my side. lol. Great read! Eye opening.

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Excellent Resource

Strongly recommend to singles before they get married. It will save them from learning things the hard way.

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Lightbulb moment here folks!

Biblical truth spoken here, with the eye-opening revelation of why it's so hard for the love & respect relationship to simply "happen". Anything good takes time and energy -- but is worth it all. This book is must-read for any relationship!

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  • Funke Ayodele
  • 03-11-18

“Cha-ching!”

On the money! Married for going on 18 years now and I’ve never come across material that comes this close to the balanced teaching and highest standards that I believe God Himself etched on me about what His heart & mind about marriage is, right from my youth!!

It offers hope untarnished on a platter of gold, and I’ve scooped it all up, with cupped arms that are filled & profusely overflowing!!!

Great book based on the eternal truth about marriage, practical in every way - a treasure worth finding for absolutely every married couple and those looking forward to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-15-18

outstanding

An alternative take on marriage and the differences between the male and female characters. A good read for couples in marriage or heading in that direction.

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  • Birdie
  • 10-02-17

A marriage book with a difference

Amazing book a marriage book with a difference. l recommend it to everynie out there.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-17

non-religious beware

This book was clearly written for religious Christians. A shame since the message is universal.

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  • Ronald
  • 12-22-16

Truly awesome

I have learnt a lot from this book and highly recommend it to anyone who values God's intentions on marriage

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  • ben ivey
  • 04-24-16

Just brilliant

Single handedly the best book I've read on relationships - if you read just one this is it. Concise, to the point and just awesome! I made my girlfriend download it after 2 hours in! Thank you

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  • Josie O.
  • 03-24-16

Excellent...for any married couple

This book was very timely for me. I was searching for a book to help me understand what's going on in my marriage as I was beginning to feel unfulfilled and unhappy. This book gave me hope and what I like the most is the practical ways to improve your marriage in a biblical way. love it please get it, it's worth it.

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  • Darren
  • 02-19-18

AMAZING

Finally a book that clearly describes man and woman and their unique functions in this crazy world.. A must read for all married couples.

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  • andrew
  • 11-12-17

Penny dropped

My wife and I were introduced to the book via a counselling session. We actually had it at home but it was unread... I downloaded the audio book on the way home from counselling and began listening and discussing the topics.
It has transformed our thinking.

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  • Izaac Baxter
  • 08-23-17

Great!

This will change your perspective & hopefully your life & relationship ❤️ take time to read this more than just once in your life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-14-16

Buy this!!

You will not regret this purchase. supremely helpful. Forever grateful for it. Thank you God!